2017 Year of the Fire Rooster

fire roosterGood bye to the shenanigans of the past monkey year! Surprise after surprise, and they weren’t always good ones!

Fasten your seatbelts. This will be a rollercoaster of a ride. The Rooster heralds the dawn of success and calls for us to “wake up” and recognise what needs to change and transform in our lives. It will also help us to pull up our sleeves and do something about it! It's time to manifest your dreams, even if the prospect is a little scary.

The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one. This is a good year for taking action and for manifesting new structures from creative ideas.

This year, impressions count. You’ll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.

The personality of the Rooster is arrogant, overly confident, prone to large, ambitious and unrealistic plans. The charismatic Rooster likes to display his authority and trouble could occur due to his dominant approach. Expect a year of opposition, ego clashes, and frustration over the details. There will be loads of unexpected surprises, and plenty of arguments, explosions, and uproars. Luckily, most will be too occupied with themselves to hear or care what others are saying.

Oppositions and debates on all fronts will signify the Rooster’s desire for argumentative exercises… he is not cut out to be a diplomat since situations requiring tact, delicacy and discretion will cramp his style….An outstanding performer, the Rooster shines when he is the centre of attraction. Tremendously imposing as a personality, he will pursue any career that exposes him to the public eye”.

Of all the elements, fire is the most unpredictable and unbalanced. With fire fuelling the Rooster, his authoritarian capacity will be greatly enhanced. He operates independently and can also be unpredictable, dramatic and overly jumpy. Singly focused on his success, he can display leadership abilities. Although the rebellious Fire Rooster will keep fanatically to his own views and will pursue his own fact-finding missions. He will be rigid and unaffected by opinions of those around him. He can be inflexible in work compromises and will scrutinize people, holding his own standards. “If things do not measure up to his expectations, he could assume the role of an interrogator or cause major upheavals”.

I would advise us all to stay calm and make deliberate plans. Try not to be prone to over exaggeration or risky situations. This Chinese animal can energize our personal power. It might be a good wake up call for the world.Try to seek positive outlets for the energy of Fire – such as creativity & inspiration. Show tolerance, flexibility and authenticity with self.

“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.”

-Neil Gaiman


fr ratYou can expect your good fortune to continue during 2017. Single rats could meet a new partner. Existing relationships may experience some hiccups. You can make it good financially, but don’t let your wallet spring a leak. Watch health this year as you can be sick frequently.


fr catAt last you can start recovering from the wrath of the monkey year. There may still be some slight disappointments so be flexible. Stay away from battle as you might not have victory. Your cycle of good fortune begins in 2018, Dog year, so be patient. If you are single, there are prospects ahead, just don’t mistake friendships for love. You will have some luck financially but be prudent as you tend to spend too much. New job if unemployed or promotion.


fr dragonDragons are in for a great year. Good fortune and prosperity continues. Happiness, luck in love, promotions and business success. You can make plenty new friends. Get out and don’t be scared to socialise more. Increase in finances but watch out for speculation and gambling.


fr horseA year of good things happening, bringing love, sex and romance. You will need to slow down during rooster year even though this can be challenging for you. You may want to focus more on your career than on love this year. There can be quarrels in your relationship, so watch how you behave and speak. You need to be more tolerant with your partner. Rest to avoid mental exhaustion.


fr monkeyIts time to get down and focus on work and stay focused. Pay attention to details. Over doing things can lead to health issues. There can be difficulties with relationships during 2017. Monkey can have roaming eyes during Rooster years. 2017 will be a good year for work and business. You can utilise your talents and you will be well rewarded. Work on reducing debts. Hold onto money that you have, you might need it later in the year for some unexpected event.


fr dogYou may find someone special this year. Jealousy, envy and conflict may arise so watch what you get up to. Expectations might not be fulfilled. Third parties might get involved. You’re in for a busy year, so its important to plan and be organised. Take care of finances as this year can bring about debt issues. Let go of failed situations. Don’t get involved in things that can result in legal complications. Don’t overdo things as your health can suffer.


fr oxLady luck arrives for you this year. You can expect good times and possible romance. There can be some challenges at work but it will still be rewarding. You’ll have a very busy schedule and this can impact on your relationship. Its going to be a busy year for you but help will be offered along the way. Watch high risk investments or ventures as they may not be very profitable. Be more patient and slow down. Watch accidents. There’s lots of socialising and meeting new people.


fr rabbitDear Cat, you will need to remain calm. This can be a challenging year for you especially where health matters are concerned. Regular check-ups are a good idea. Be prepared for difficulties as the Rooster is your opposite year.
There can be changes in relationships, not only your close ones, but others as well. It is better to focus on work than love during 2017. You will meet many new business connections during the year. Be careful not to make hasty decisions especially where work is concerned.


fr snakeYou could enjoy popularity, recognition, rewards, promotion, bonuses, and lucky romance are all available for you in 2017. Relationships could look up this year, so don’t hide at home. Accept invitations to some social gatherings. You are very likely to experience a change in wealth but for the better. There is a lot of energy around you for exploring new skills this year. You might be interested in learning some new things, after all the wise snake needs to stay that way. Lazy snakes wont reap any rewards. Your career is surrounded by positive energy.


fr goatExpect a trying time during Rooster year. If you don’t watch your tongue you may find yourself in sticky situations. You will need to start putting in some effort and avoid over spending, money matters may hit a snag. Try not to attract criticism. You’re going to have to take responsibility for your actions. Its not a good idea to pursue new relationships as things wont turn out as you expect. Work on fixing existing relationships. Don’t spend more than you earn, even though you are a pro at that. Don’t deplete your resources, including your own energy.


fr roosterRelationships come with drama during this year. Have some fun and take time out of your busy schedule. Don’t neglect those closest to you. This will be an average year for you where finances are concerned. There will be good opportunities ahead with your work. Keep an eye on what’s happening on the home front. Watch out for injuries or accidents. You could feel restless under your own energy and you may have mood swings.  Feelings of frustration and helplessness at times.


fr pigYou see the results of your dedicated work this year and should enjoy some financial prosperity. Don’t sacrifice yourself to make others more comfortable than you are, don’t be a slave to love. There might be work related traveling. Some Pigs will find a new relationship. Those in relationships will have an average time with problems at times. Money will come from different sources but you should try and save some of it. Generally, this will be a bountiful year for you, with new opportunities. You should enjoy good health.


What’s Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

Rat:    1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 200

Ox:     1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Snake:    1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Horse:    1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Sheep:    1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Rooster: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

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